Support women farmers to increase productivity
The Municipal Chief Executive of Yendi, Alhaji Abubakari Yussif, has advised male farmers to support women who intend to venture into farming to enable them increase productivity to boost the economy.
Date Created : 3/2/2018 4:38:20 AM : Story Author : Irene Danso/Ghanadistricts.com
The MCE said no economic activity in the area could be successful without agriculture and that the male counterparts in farming and fishing sector needed to involve women in the sector so that they could also contribute massively in the agricultural production for the country’s development.
He announced this during a programme organized by Ghana National Association of Farmers and Fishers (GNAFF), saying agricultural sector is the most important economic area, which employs more than 50 per cent of the population and constituted about seventy per cent of economic activities in the Municipal.
In an interview with Ghanadistricts.com, the DCE noted that government’s vision of increasing agricultural productivity would also help to increase the income levels of local farmers and fishermen to achieve food security in the region and the country as whole.
Naa Yaba Chong-Naa Salifu, the first, Regional Chairman of GNAFF advised the new executives to stick to their roles and responsibilities to help eliminate hunger and poverty to increase agricultural production for the development of the country.
Alhaj Nantomah Fusheni Ayatullah, a representative of the Ghana Seed Growers Association (SEEDPAG) advised all farmers to get good planting materials to prepare their lands before planting for quality yields.